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UCLA Study Identifies How Brain Connects Memories Across Time

UCLA neuroscientists have identified in mice how the brain links different memories over time. The findings suggest a possible intervention for people suffering from age-related memory problems.
19-May-2016 6:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

To Operate or Not to Operate: A Serious Question with No Clear Answers

UCLA research finds wide variances in surgeons’ decision to operate or recommend an alternative treatment option, suggesting that it depends as much on how surgeons perceive the world as it does on the patient’s diagnosis.
19-May-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Why Parents Need a Hospital Playroom Too


Recognizing that hospitalized kids’ parents, who are stressed and anxious about their children’s health, need some fun too, the Child Life team at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA offers sewing classes, Zumba and more.
17-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Reduce Your Risk, Know the Signs and Act Quickly to Save Lives, Says UCLA-Santa Monica Stroke Expert


Getting more exercise, giving up cigarettes and monitoring cholesterol and blood pressure are a few steps Americans can take to reduce their risk of stroke, says Doojin Kim, MD, a neurologist at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica who often treats...
10-May-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

UCLA Study Finds No Evidence Linking Anti-Nausea Drug to Birth Defects


A new study by a UCLA researcher has found no evidence to link the anti-nausea drug to an increased risk of birth defects. In fact, women with the condition who took Zofran reported fewer miscarriages and pregnancy terminations and higher live birth...
9-May-2016 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Funding Decline for a U.S. Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns

A U.S. government agency whose mission is to help save the lives of people around the world living with HIV and AIDS has seen a steep drop in funding for an important part of its budget. The finding, from a UCLA study, could be a cause for concern...
2-May-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Inadequate Financial Savings Tied to Increased Childhood Health Risks

The connection between a family’s income and childhood health has been well-established, with lower income linked to poorer health and a greater likelihood of more chronic conditions. Now a new study by UCLA researchers shows that the size of the...
28-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Higher Muscle Mass Associated with Lower Mortality Risk in People with Heart Disease

FINDINGS Researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that cardiovascular disease patients who have high muscle mass and low fat mass have a lower mortality risk than those with other body compositions. The findings also...
21-Apr-2016 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Sun Safety Tips for Babies

As the summer season kicks off, UCLA Health pediatrician Dr. Jay Joo offers advice on sun safety for babies.
25-May-2016 8:05 AM EDT

UCLA Health Experts Advisory for June

UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics as we head into summer.
23-May-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Kiddie Pools Pose Drowning Hazards. Here’s How to Keep Kids Safe

Big backyard swimming pools aren’t the only source of drownings. Those seemingly safe small, inflatable “kiddie” pools can be just as dangerous.
23-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT

@UCLAHealth Pediatrics Expert Available to Comment on Artificially Sweetened Drinks and Higher Infant Weight

10-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Understanding Concussion: UCLA Expert Can Address Latest Advances in Research, Treatment and Education


9-May-2016 7:00 AM EDT

When It's More Than Just an Ouch! What Parents Need to Know


Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer, director of the director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program, is a renowned expert on treating chronic pediatric pain. She and her husband, Dr. Paul Zeltzer, have a new book, "Pain in Children and Young Adults:...
26-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT

UCLA-Santa Monica ER Director Urges Parents to Take Precautions to Prevent Accidental Poisonings


Many parents and grandparents lock away their cleaning supplies and other household chemicals, and are surprised to learn that prescription drugs are actually a leading cause of accidental poisoning in children. Dr. Wally Ghurabi, ER director at...
31-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Wine, Roses and a Walk on the Beach –Valentine’s Day Ideas for Those with Diabetes

If the person you love loves chocolate, grabbing a gift for Valentine’s Day is a breeze. But if the person you love has diabetes or prediabetes, you have to think outside the heart-shaped box, says Debora Nagata, R.N., diabetes educator at UCLA...
1-Feb-2016 3:05 PM EST

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